| March/April 2001

  • Unidentified Engine

  • Unidentified Engine

179 Lakecrest Drive North East. Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

In the fall of 1999, my wife and I were traveling with friends in Canada. In Denmark, Nova Scotia, we came across the A. R. Sutherland & Son Steam Mill Museum. It was a partially restored and operating wood products mill. It had a sawmill, shingle mill, steam bath, and implements for making windows, wheels, and other products.

Most of the large machines were powered by a horizontal piston engine. The casting showed it to be Model #1555 made by Pickering Co. of Portland, Connecticut. The flywheel is about four feet in diameter. The photo shows the engine in cramped quarters, and my camera was not able to get the engine in a single frame.

I am hoping that the readers may have some information about the age of the engine or the Pickering Company of Portland, Connecticut. The museum staff said it was 60 HP but had no further information about it. Either you or I could pass any new information on to the staff.